Guardiola salutes 'incredible' Manchester City

Posted April 02, 2019

"I just think that whereas City when they are one up can get the football, pop it about and keep it for fun if you want, I don't think Liverpool with the trio of midfield players that they have can do that as well".

Next up is another game against relegation-threatened opposition, with Cardiff going to City on Wednesday.

Saying that they are one of the best Premier League teams ever may seem outlandish given their recent weak performances but let's look at the statistics.

It was a lucky break that Liverpool arguably didn't deserve, but Reds boss Klopp wasn't complaining about a result that took them two points clear of second placed Manchester City. But I think the team behaved very well throughout the game, we managed to control the game well, we managed to neutralise their attack.

"Seven games left for the Premier League, and it's easy - we have to win every game to be champions", Guardiola said.

With the game against Tottenham at 1-1 heading into the 90th minute it seemed like a pivotal moment in the title race, as Jurgen Klopp's side looked set to drop two points, and the psychological boost of a late victor can not really be quantified.

"What's next is Cardiff, so we'll prepare well, and go like a machine to win, to play, and try to win".

"Our fitness levels are the best they should be at this point of the season, so we know we can go right to the end".

"Liverpool have given themselves a chance to win their first league title in three decades and I just hope the critics wake up and realise they have been incredible this season, whatever happens from here".

In doing so, Jurgen Klopp's side equalled one of title-rivals Manchester City's club records as they bid to win their first league title since 1990. It maybe didn't look likely at times but three points at the end of the day and looking at the league table that's all that matters.

"I haven't scored for couple of games but there are some players who have the same number of goals as me but are having the season of their lives", he said.

"But we need Kevin, we need of course people like Vincent (Kompany), Phil (Foden), so the next game we're going to make a few changes".